As we do life with other people it is inevitable that conflicts and disagreements will occur. How successfully we resolve those conflicts will have a big impact on our lives.
In most conflicts, there are wrongs on both sides. The trouble comes when we only focus on what the other person has done … rather than on our own contribution. Let’s say for example, that you’ve just had a conflict with another person and they were 90% wrong and you were 10% wrong. Don’t focus on their part; focus on yourself. Take care of your 10%.
Learn to say a few powerful words – from your heart.
• Firstly, “I’m sorry.” Those words can change an entire relationship.
• Then try this one, “I was wrong.”
• Finally, try this phrase, ”Would you forgive me?”
When we take responsibility for ourselves and respond to the heat of the moment with humility and kindness … the other person often softens and the conflict can more easily be resolved.
Apology … think about it.